THIS 4th-Gen K-pop Male Group Suffers 5 Member Exodus in 24 Months

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The K-pop world is buzzing with shock and concern as TO1, a fourth-generation boy group, faces yet another member departure.

On September 22, Renta, one of TO1’s talents, took to Instagram to announce his departure, marking the fifth member to leave the group in the past 24 months.

4th-Gen K-pop Male Group TO1 Suffers 5 Member Exodus in 24 Months

The group underwent its first lineup change in April 2020 when Chihoon left the group.

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However, the most significant shift came in June 2020 when members Woongi, Minsu, and Jerome departed, while Daigo, Renta, and Yeojeong joined the group under the management of WakeOne.

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On September 22, in a heartfelt message to fans, Renta expressed his gratitude for the support he received during his time with TO1.

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He revealed that after thoughtful discussions with his family, fellow members, and the company, he decided to embark on a different path in life, bringing his journey with TO1 to a close.

He reminisced about his dreams of becoming an idol and the happiness he experienced while pursuing that dream with TO1.

This recent announcement has stirred emotions among TO1’s dedicated fanbase, known as TOgethers. Many fans expressed their love for Renta and their sadness at his departure, and they wished him the best on his new journey.

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However, what’s especially striking about this news is that Renta’s departure is not an isolated incident. In fact, it’s the latest in a series of member exits from TO1 over the last two years.

TO1, originally known as TOO, was formed through the 2019 survival program “To Be World Klass” and made their official debut in April 2020 with ten members.

Some fans point to the group’s challenging start, as they debuted amidst the controversy of the Produce series rigging scandal. This scandal garnered significant media attention, potentially impacting TO1’s early trajectory.

Despite their talent and potential, TO1 has not released new music since November 2022, leading fans to wonder about the group’s future.

Some fans have criticized WakeOne for perceived inactivity, with a strong desire to see the group return to the music scene.

Member’s Exit Leaves TO1 Fandom in Turmoil: Calls for Transparency from Management

The departure of Renta and other four members have only intensified these concerns, with TOgethers taking to Twitter to share their thoughts and frustrations.

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Some expressed their heartbreak, while others questioned the future of the group. Criticisms were directed at the management company, WakeOne, for not providing a statement regarding Renta’s departure.

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As TO1 navigates this latest challenge, fans eagerly await updates on the group’s future and whether they will continue to make music and capture the hearts of K-pop enthusiasts worldwide.